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Rock 'n' Roll Call: Propagandhi - Failed States

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Failed States

"Failed States" is the new one from the cleverly-monikered Propagandhi and it's on Epitaph Records. The soundtrack for the bumper sticker: "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention," these in-your-face politically driven punkers also lay to rest the notion that Canadians are mellow. Despite the message - scream-o always sucks - it's like your favorite fantasy rock star naked, feeding you pizza while they scalp you with a rusty knife. They rail against capitalism, the new feudalism, that awful oligarchy - those shrugging whatever dudes of the One Percent, not to mention ecocide, racism and animal exploitation. Or in other words, it's a solid message in an uncomfortable package - oh, and once again, extra clever name. Any person who kills a tiger or a rhino for profit or buys said animal parts should have his or her entire village or city carpet bombed into the past tense. It would be a hit on YouTube.

Rock 'n' Roll Call: The Menzingers - On The Impossible Past

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On The Impossible Past

The Menzingers' third album is "On The Impossible Past" and it's on Epitaph Records. All the way from Scranton, Pennsylvania, and probably not voting for Rick Santorum, about whom Andy Borowitz so astutely noted, "Rick Santorum revealed that he made his first sweater vest himself when he tore off the sleeves of his straight jacket." Anyway, pure pop punk, cool two guy vocals and wise guy lyrics that will probably have you on the lookout for their first two albums.

The Menzingers by EpitaphTours
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